Queen Elizabeth's funeral today, more than 2,000 guests will attend at 4 PM

The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II will take place today. Many guests will attend this state funeral. The guest list also includes the names of some European royal families. The funeral is to be held at 4 pm as per Indian Standard Time.

Queen Elizabeth's funeral today, more than 2,000 guests will attend at 4 PM
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Britain's longest-reigning Queen Elizabeth II will be cremated at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday. In which more than 2,000 guests will attend. The Queen died at the age of 96 on 8 September at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. According to the BBC report, the bell will be ringed continuously for 96 minutes, remembering the long life of the Queen, before the funeral begins at 11 a.m. (about 4 p.m. Indian time)

Two minutes of silence will be observed at the end of the funeral and the Queen's Piper will mourn. King Charles-III and the Queen's Consort will lead the procession behind the Queen's coffin, along with world leaders and dignitaries, in the 13th-century church for the funeral. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales will be followed by their nine-year-old son George and seven-year-old daughter Charlotte, followed by their uncles and aunts, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the royal family. George and Charlotte's four-year-old younger brother, Louis, is not expected to attend.

The guest list includes the names of many royal families

According to the BBC report, a dedicated service will be followed at St George's Chapel in Windsor in the evening after the funeral is over. The bells of Westminster Abbey would be rung later, but they would be suppressed, as is the tradition after a sovereign's funeral.

Some of the European royal families attending the funeral include King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and his wife, Queen Maxima, along with their mother, the former Dutch queen Princess Beatrix, and King Felipe of Spain and The name of the queen Letizia.

Japan's Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako will also attend the service, as well as Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. 

Other world leaders are also expected to be present, including US President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden, Irish Taoiseach Michael Martin and President Michael Higgins, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Italian President Sergio Mattarella and French President Emmanuel Macron.